I am Canadian and therefore communicate with the outside world using British English. On the basis of imperial history I do not agree with this but I much prefer the looks of words as they are spelled within this infamous empire that just won’t let go.
William T. Vollmann
Paul Thomas Anderson
Lars von Trier
Homeland (although it’s a love/hate relationship)
The West Wing (watched every episode at least three times)
House of Cards
Johann Sebastian Bach
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Britney Spears (yes)
I like ginger too
Runner-ups are food and grammar.